Although I’ve used essential oils in a lot of DIY projects and crafts (like DIY soaps, candles, sinus clearing shower melts, foot scrubs, whipped body butter, and even a recipe once), I only recently bought an essential oil diffuser and because I had such a difficult time finding the one, I decided to give you a quick review of my gorgeous new teal ceramic essential oil diffuser and share my shortlist of 15+ modern essential oil diffusers. There are a lot of really ugly diffusers out there!! Actually, there are a lot of diffusers, period, so shopping for one can be a little overwhelming. It actually took me three days of online shopping to finally find a perfect one, but hopefully this round up will make shopping for a modern essential oil diffuser a little easier for you!
They also make a great gift and, in my experience, people who have one will gladly accept another for a different room! So don’t think that just because someone has a modern essential oil diffuser, they wouldn’t welcome another as a gift. Since buying this one I bought another white one for the bedroom and just ordered a third for my office.
Here’s my first one, a lovely and modern, teal ceramic essential oil diffuser:
It’s so beautiful in person that as soon as my Mom spotted it, she asked me to buy her one as well (in the neutral color scheme – which is equally gorgeous). The ceramic cover has such a beautiful design that looks hand painted. It has two different modes for the light (softer/brighter) and two different setting for the diffuser (continuous/intermittent) with a run time of 4 or 8 hours, depending on the setting. The ceramic topper lifts off and underneath is the plastic reservoir for filling the water. It’s super easy and straightforward to use. It’s been such a hit in our household that I’ve caught Hubby filling it up. He claims it’s because he knows I like it, but I have a feeling that it’s been soothing for his allergy related congestion too.
And when it’s not in use, I love how it looks in the living room. I swear, I really considered getting the neutral one because not everything needs to be teal (seriously, I recognize this lol), but at the last minute I ordered the teal and I’m so glad I did. It’s such a deep and vibrant shade of teal and the watery design really complements my decor. Click here to take a look – I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a modern essential oil diffuser.
I also have this one in the bedroom. It’s plastic, which I thought I didn’t want, but using it in the bedroom – where I’m often blindly slapping for my phone to turn off the alarm – it does makes sense to have a less breakable diffuser! The simple shape is lovely and it’s very straightforward to use: on/off. That’s it! No light, no fancy settings. Because it’s durable and fairly inexpensive, I’ve even taken it out on the patio to diffuse citronella on one really mosquito-y evening.
I really liked the Vitruvi essential oil diffuser and seriously considered it, but ultimately decided that over $100 was way too much to spend. I wasn’t even sure I’d like diffusing oils, to be honest, so I didn’t want to commit to such an expensive diffuser right away. But if you’re already a committed user of essential oils, this is a very chic option. It comes in white, black, and a beautiful sage green. It’s a beautiful choice and crafted with hand milled ceramic porcelain – so I’m sure the quality is there and worth the higher price. This diffuser is very similar and it’s about $20 less, and this one is much cheaper at only $50.
This modern essential oil diffuser looks like a little vase when its not in use, and I thought the hand blown glass was a nice touch! The aqua and tan is a pretty color combo too. It has a soft light and has a large 200ml reservoir so it can run for 5 hours with continuous use. It’s super quiet and you also get a bonus bottle of essential oil so you can use it right away, which is convenient.
I love the perfect shade of turquoise on this ceramic essential oil diffuser – the only reason I didn’t pick it was because the wood bottom looked like a different wood tone that every stick of wood in the lakehouse so I didn’t think it would complement the decor well enough. Otherwise it sounds awesome, literally – it even plays soothing melodies and has different colored lights. And the nice thing is that it seems from the listing that it’s real wood – not the faux wood most diffusers have.
I have this one in my cart! It’s the same wood tone as the one above, but because the wood is on the top and not the base, I think it’s not as noticeable. I just love the round shape and the beautiful hue. My lazy self loves that it has a remote control. And it also has a color-changing glow. It has an impressive 7 hour run time – 14 if the intermittent setting is used. Plus the round shape is so cute, just look at it!
This white spiral diffuser has color-changing lights that are so vibrant and fun! It’s also ceramic and only around $40. I think if you look quickly, this one just looks like a ceramic vase – that’s why I like the glass and ceramic essential oil diffusers more than the plastic.
This essential oil diffuser has such a modern shape – it almost looks like an Iittala bird! It comes in three different jewel tones: blue, teal, and red. It also lights up and has a long running time. It’s one of the few modern essential oil diffusers I’m sharing that’s made out of plastic, but it doesn’t look cheap.
This diffuser comes in the most perfect muted green, so I had to include it in my list! If you click the link, there’s actually a drop down many and there make a ton of gorgeous, modern essential oil diffusers – there’s a vase-shaped one in a similar grey/green that’s just so pretty. And a taupe colored marble-look one (all three of the following photos are from that same link). It’s 120ml, which is a decent size, and the reviews say they’re whisper quiet, which is perfect for a bedroom.
At first glance, this essential oil diffuser looks like a cute little speckled pottery vase with a creamy ivory glaze. But it also offers a light-up feature with different colors and an epic run time: 10 hours continuous or 24 hours intermittent, which is so handy.
The glossy, vibrant turquoise on this luminescent glass essential oil diffuser is outstanding. This is a seriously cheery pop of color! If you click the link, there’s actually many different colors/styles (including cute little animals and textured designs) but this one is obviously the best 😉 Under $25 and super quiet with 100ml tank for a decent running time.
This frosted glass diffuser is on its way to me now! I couldn’t resist buying it for the office. I love the rich emerald green glass with the walnut-toned base. Finally – a diffuser with wood that complements the walnut and teak in my home. I didn’t see whether it’s real wood or plastic but because the other styles/colore are clearly plastic, I am confident that this is probably a faux wood finish. If you click the link, you’ll see the other styles/colors. That iridescent one (middle, left on the collage) is so gorgeous and fun. 4 hours of continuous use or 8 hours intermittent means it has a good-sized reservoir and it’s really affordable too (the prices vary per style but the least expensive one is only $15.99).
This diffuser isn’t glass or ceramic – it’s Silica. It has a pretty small reservoir compared to the other ones I’ve listed (60 ml with 2 hour continuous run time) but the matte green finish is really unusual.
This striking modern essential oil diffuser comes in black or white. It’s similar to some of my other faves, but I think this has the most modern aesthetic. It’s apparently very quiet, which is nice, and I think these look a little like some modern German vases I’ve had for sale in the shop…
I hope you liked this round up of modern essential oil diffusers – you might want to pin it for holiday shopping or gift ideas! And if you’re new to essential oils, I recommend this kit from Eden’s Garden. I have been testing/trying out a bunch of different brands and Eden’s Garden is a really good brand because the prices are reasonable and the quality is great – plus you can buy great combination kits to save money. As a side note, the company is women-owned and family-operated, which is a refreshing change (not sponsored!) I like this kit especially because it has my favorite essential oils: Lavender (for de-stressing), Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lemon (all oils I diffuse when I’m congested), Tea Tree (which is just such a good one to have for its antibacterial properties) and Sweet Orange (which smells lovely and is great for making homemade grease fighting cleaning products). I think that’s a good starter selection.
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